A long line bra is a bra that extends down to the waist or hips. This category includes a wide range of bras, from practical basics to bridal lingerie. The main advantage of a longline bra is that the extra wide band provides more support than a regular bra. Many longlines also offer shaping for the waist.
The most popular reason for wearing a longline bra is to create a smooth line underneath a dress or gown. Because long lines are so supportive, they are wonderful for strapless looks. However, longline bras are great for more than just weddings and proms. If you have discomfort in your back or shoulders, a long line posture bra may help redistribute the weight of your breasts and help you stand up straight.
Sizing a longline bra is more difficult than a regular bra because it has to fit the bust, waist and hips. Always check the fitting support tab for long line bras to see how the item fits in the waist. You may have to go up or down in the band size to find a long line that fits you perfectly. Another tip for buying long line bras is to check what level of control the bra has in the stomach. Depending on your needs, you may want a longline with firm control for shaping or one with light control for all day comfort.
Shop for Longline Bras
Back to Bra Style Guide